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Diplomatic Service Operational Officer

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Diplomatic Service operational officers work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), protecting and promoting British interests throughout the world. They work in the FCO headquarters in London and in British embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Diplomatic Fast Stream recruits would usually earn £28,000 a year. If you are based in London you would receive an additional location allowance of around £3,000. There is a good pension scheme.

With experience and promotion you could earn up to £45,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
4437
2.3 %
RISE
2023
4540
  United Kingdom
2018
76124
2.9 %
RISE
2023
78297

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The FCO has a global network of 270 diplomatic offices, with over 14,000 employees.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Civil Service Fast Stream
Website: https://www.faststream.gov.uk
Twitter: @faststreamuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faststream

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: 020 7008 1500
E-mail: fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office

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